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Manchester City players, Pep Guardiola react to Champions League win against Barcelona

A memorable European night for the Citizens

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Manchester City FC v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Manchester City conquered Barcelona and earned a memorable 3-1 comeback victory in their Champions League match on Tuesday, which was a huge result not only for the group stage scenario, but for the players' confidence.

They were all over social media after the match, celebrating the victory with their followers. Here's some of their postgame reactions:



Pep Guardiola also spoke after the game, and he was clearly very happy with the result. But instead of talking about the game, Pep looked at the bigger picture, and says this win will be the first of many memorable European nights for City — in time.

“If you talk about the first 30 minutes, we are not able to compete against the best teams. This club was 25, 30 years out of Europe, while Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich were playing every year.

“We need time. The people don’t give us time but the club give us time.

"We compete against them one time, we play long balls because we are not ready to keep the ball. We are three or four months into playing a different way. We try and now we won against the best team.

“For the future generations they are going to realise: wow, these guys are able to beat the best team. It is the same when the group led by Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany won the Premier League twice, so the players who come now know they have to do that.

“You need 10 years, 15, 20 to stay there. We are going to reduce that time to leave nights for the Manchester City fans like today.”

“[Agüero] played awesome. “It was just one game he didn’t play in Barcelona because in Camp Nou I wanted more control than here.

“Sergio is so important. Without him we cannot achieve our targets. I am so happy for him because he was so happy.”

Source: ManCity.com